LAN unreachable after 5.3 install
wsantee at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 10:22:22 PST 2004
I've just completed update from 4.9 to 5.3 and so far not much is
working. I went the "format and install" route to minimize
incompatibilities. After the install, the first thing I wanted to do
was get my network up and running.
I've got a pretty standard setup: LAN on one NIC, PPPoE Internet on
the other NIC with NAT addressing. Ignore the PPPoE and gateway side
of things for a bit, my problem is that after install, I can't see my
LAN. From the FreeBSD box I try this:
ping -S 10.0.0.1 10.0.0.254
but none of the pings are responded to. From 10.0.0.254, I try
pinging 10.0.0.1, but the result is the same.
Okay, here is the WEIRD part: When I run tcpdump to see what's going
on, all of a sudden everything starts working! It's as if going into
promiscuous mode shuts off some kind of block that I can't figure out.
When I kill tcpdump, it goes back to not working again.
Any ideas what is causing this or how to fix it? I strolled through
the install notes, but I don't even know what I'm looking for. That
makes searching the mailing list archives difficult also.
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